Engine Mechanical problem
1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles
I had a flywheel position sensor wiring chewed through by a rodent several months ago and I haven't been able to get the car to run right since. I think P171 is the only consistent code. None of the codes have been helpfull. When the car dies it sputters heavily then refuses to start for several minutes or up to several hours. Then it'll start fine again, run for a few minutes, then do the process all over. When the car will drive, it won't exceed 4,000 RPM (in neutral it will rev to 4,000 then go up and down in RPM's while not exceeding 4,000). The car feels like it is firing at the wrong times when it stalls. I disconnected the spark plugs to isolate that, but the car behaves exactly the same way- even when all the spark plugs are disconnected! The car sputters while trying to start, dash lights blink in sync with the sputtering and all the needles on the dash max out for a moment.
have the same problem?
Monday, August 31st, 2009 AT 7:50 PM